Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for October 30, 2010


1. Global Simulated Emergency Test

The next GlobalSET runs from 1100 until 1500 local time November 13, 2010. This is a great chance to practice your emergency traffic passing skills. For a full list of frequencies and rules, please visit the IARU Region 2 website, To participate you *must* register with the RAC VP of Field Services.

During GlobalSET, the Radio Club Peruano (RCP) will celebrate it’s 80th anniversary, and will be the Region 2 HQ station with the special call sign OC80A. Look for them on the IARU Center of Activity
frequencies on 15, 17, 20, 40 and 80 meters.

— Doug Mercer, VO1DTM, RAC VP Field Services


2. New ARES Mutual Aid Manual

The new Ontario ARES District Mutual Aid Program Manual DMAP-2010 drafted by DEC Mike Hickey VE3IPC and group partners from Seaway/Capital Districts is now available in completed form is being
made available in a 33 page e-mail attachment for all Ontario EmCom Groups and interested members. This document is the result of much dedicated work and will become a valuable tool to set a new higher
standard in EmCom Coordination and the application of mutual aid protocol throughout all of Ontario.

— Bob Gammon, VA3RX, Ontario ARES SEC


3. Kingston Hamfest

The Kingston Amateur Radio Club and the Military Communications and Electronics Museum will hold a Breakfast and Tailgate Hamfest on Saturday, November 13, at the Communications Museum at CFB Kingston.
Breakfast at the Garrison Golf club at 7:30; swapmeet open to the public at 8:30. Talk-in on VE3KBR 146.94 (-), 151.4 Hz tone. For more information visit

— RAC Events Database

4. Hams Provide Support in Chile Mine Rescue

The miraculous rescue of the 33 trapped miners in Chile has received worldwide media coverage. One aspect that has not been covered is the participation — since Day 1 — of amateur radio operators from the
Radio Club Copiapó, CE1CPI.

According to the Radio Club de Chile, there is very little communications infrastructure in the remote area and the hams played a vital role in keeping everyone in contact with each other. The club provided communications support between government authorities and equipment operators in the mine complex, among various response agencies and for families of the trapped miners.

— CQ News Service

5. 77th ARRL Sweepstakes

The object of the ARRL Sweepstakes is for stations in the United States and Canada to exchange QSO information with as many other US and Canadian stations as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands. The CW contest runs from 2100 UTC Saturday, November 6 through 0300 UTC Monday, November 8. The SSB contest runs from 2100 UTC Saturday, November 20 through 0300 UTC Monday, November 22.
Complete information and the Sweepstakes Operating Guide can be found at

— ARRL Web

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.


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